As your lawn wakes up from its winter slumber, your grass will be working hard to grow up strong and healthy.  Unfortunately, plenty of other plants will be working just as hard to establish roots, flower, and go to seed.  Those plants are weeds and if you don’t do something to stop them, they can potentially take over your entire lawn, killing off your healthy grass and leading to an unkempt appearance.  If you want to avoid having a spotty lawn that’s choked out with weeds like dandelion, crabgrass, and nutsedge, here are a few tips from the lawn care experts at EMC Lawncare in Hatfield, PA to help you beat those weeds this spring!

Weed Control

If you want to eliminate weeds from your lawn for good, you have to start early.  EMC Lawncare offers a crabgrass pre-emergent treatment that creates a barrier to crabgrass growth.  As the warm season goes on, that pesky crabgrass will have a hard time gaining a foothold, making it easier for your grass to get the sunlight and nutrients it needs to thrive.  Throughout the spring and summer, liquid weed control agents can also be applied to kill other tough weeds like dandelions, nutsedge, and even harmful funguses.  At EMC Lawncare, we utilize the latest in precision spray equipment to ensure an accurate application that kills those weeds without harming your healthy grass.

Aeration

Once those weeds are gone, you’ll have to take some measures to keep them from coming back.  Aeration is a great first step to improve the health of your soil, giving your grass a big advantage in keeping weeds at bay.  You see, topsoil can become compacted over time.  When this happens, healthy grass roots can have a hard time punching through.  Ugly weeds like crabgrass don’t mind compacted soil; they can easily get established in poor soil environments.  When you aerate, not only does it help break up compacted soil, it also gives air, water, and nutrients an easy path right to the roots of your grass so it can grow in thick and green, pushing out those tough weeds.

Fertilization

As we’ve already mentioned, weeds have a tough time getting established when there’s healthy grass around.  To give your grass the best chance at fighting invasive weeds, a regular program of fertilization is a good idea.  EMC Lawncare’s blend of high-quality granular fertilizers is packed with nutrients to promote new leaf and root growth and we even customize the mixture according to the season so your lawn gets everything it needs at the right time.  With your healthy new lawn, weeds won’t stand a chance!

If you live in Hatfield, PA or surrounding areas in Bucks County and Montgomery County, EMC Lawncare would love the opportunity to help you in the fight against invasive weeds like crabgrass, dandelions, and nutsedge.  Give us a call today at (267) 718-5952 or fill out our online contact form to get a free estimate on weed control, aeration, and fertilization for your lawn and don’t forget to ask about all the other general landscaping services we offer including dethatching, grub control, seeding, stump grinding, and more!

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